Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Ransomware and electronic records access

George Brostoff, co-founder and CEO of SensibleVision and Mike Fumai, COO at AppGuard both agree there are varied threats - both internal and external - facing healthcare provider organizations today.

By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am September 13, 2017
Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say.
free telehealth visit to hurricane victims

Geostationary satellite data screen shot of Hurricane Irma. Photo via NOAA

By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm September 12, 2017
The provider organization joins telemedicine vendors in treating hurricane victims with limited access to healthcare.
3-D observation

Patient Observer from Cerner uses a core camera that provides 3-D skeletal visualization and depth sensing within 20 feet. Photo via Mission Health

By Bill Siwicki 10:51 am September 12, 2017
While the 2015 pilot was limited to one hospital unit, Mission says it will place the Cerner tech in every room of its planned new hospital.
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm September 11, 2017
Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market.
free telehealth visit to hurricane victims

A snapshot view of Hurricane Irma from the International Space Station on Sept. 8. Photo via NASA

By Bill Siwicki 04:16 pm September 08, 2017
Floridians can download the company’s mobile app, register, and access physicians and psychologists for nonemergency conditions now through Dec. 31.
telemedicine-based medication abortion
By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm September 08, 2017
Of the nearly 20,000 patients studied, only 49 complications were reported, and there was no difference in the complication rate between women who had an in-person visit.
Wing network

Wing give patients an easy to use interface to find their clinical trial options as well as give researchers the ability to promote their trials.

By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm September 07, 2017
Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.
Lakeland Health

Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am September 07, 2017
The Michigan health system has deployed the system at its three sites and has seen time savings for nurses, a reduction in transcription errors and improved quality of vital signs.
hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros
By Bill Siwicki 09:32 am September 05, 2017
Cybersecurity is not computer science or computer engineering, it is a business discipline that requires people from all backgrounds and majors.
ransomware attack email

An example of the email attachment’s naming convention: Payment_201708-6165.7z being sent out. (Image courtesy of Barracuda.)

By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm August 31, 2017
The aggressive attack uses impersonation and advanced threats to trick email recipients into downloading an attachment labeled ‘payment,’ which will encrypt an organization’s files.

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